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Our story is an American story; one that began in a tiny Chicago warehouse in 1918 and continues to this day. It’s a story built on hard work, innovation and old school values. And it’s built on a people first philosophy – the people who handcraft each gasket and the people who rely on them. As Fel-Pro® celebrates 100 years, the art of gasket making lives on.

This is the story of Fel-Pro – 100 years in the making. Thanks for helping to write it.

OUR STORY IS YOUR STORY. 

As we continue to celebrate the multiple generations of professional technicians, engine builders, racing teams, DIYers and Fel-Pro employees who together have built a truly elite brand by demanding and delivering the very best for every sealing repair  - here are some of their stories. 

 

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Our Story is Your Story

IN 2018, FEL-PRO IS CELEBRATING 100 YEARS.

This anniversary is a celebration of those multiple generations of talented technicians, engine builders, parts professionals, racing teams, enthusiasts and Fel-Pro employees who together have built a truly elite brand by demanding and delivering the very best for every vehicle sealing repair. Our story is your story.

100 Years of Fel-Pro

1918

Hugo Herz and Albert Mecklenburger establish Felt Products Manufacturing Company in a 1,300 square foot facility in Chicago, producing felt seals for the Ford Model T

1923

Felt Products purchases a new manufacturing facility in Chicago and expands to gaskets and oil seals, cork and leather material and stamping metallic gaskets

Fel-Pro pioneers selling complete gasket sets to simplify the repair for the professional and do-it-yourself automotive technician 

1941

Fel-Pro adds synthetic rubber gasket manufacturing to its portfolio 

1952

Groundbreaking for the Skokie, IL manufacturing, engineering and distribution facility 

1962

Fel-Pro Incorporated is formed and the Fel-Pro diamond logo is introduced

1976

Fel-Pro introduces the Blue gasket and Blue Stripe® design to differentiate the brand in the marketplace 

1977

Fel-Pro introduces the Fel-Pro parallelogram logo

1998

Federal-Mogul Corporation acquires Fel-Pro, adding to its portfolio of well-known brands

1999

Fel-Pro engineers and releases PermaTorque® MLS (multi-layer steel) head gaskets, designed to accommodate head and block movement seen in late model engines

2002

Fel-Pro Performance MLS head gaskets with LaserWeld™ technology power Dodge engines and their return to professional stock car racing

2004

Fel-Pro markets the first intake manifold with advanced molded rubber that survives the harsh operating conditions of OAT engine coolants

2014

Fel-Pro releases HTA™ Technology (High Temperature Alloy), an advanced material design that stands up to extremely high exhaust temperatures

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Today

From our state-of-the-art, one million square-foot facility in Skokie, IL, more than
1,300 dedicated employees manufacture over 325,000 gaskets (including 35,000
molded rubber gaskets) and ship more than 125,000 sets, daily.